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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

MA Education meet the interests and professional development needs of a wide range of professionals who are working in education and related settings such as health and social care and social services. The programme enables you to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary theory, approaches and practice related to learning and development as socially, culturally, historically and politically constructed concepts. It will engage you in cutting-edge research and enhance your understanding of the nature of educational enquiry and the analytical processes that support research-informed practice. If you are seeking to develop your practice and gain expertise in the field of education, then this is the programme for you.

You will benefit from exceptional personalised support, tailored to your individual professional interests and needs, and a flexible hybrid delivery model where you can attend classes on campus or online. The blend of students from different professional backgrounds will enable discussion, debate and the sharing of experiences in a supportive and welcoming environment, facilitated by staff who are experts in education theory and practice. You will also develop essential transferrable skills, from purposeful and effective communication to utilising a range of media, making justifiable decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and planning appropriate targets for improvement.


Developing Practice: The Dissertation provides an opportunity to synthesise the knowledge and skills you have gained on the programme and demonstrate a sound understanding of the links between theory, policy and practice. You will carry out a sustained piece of independent research on a relevant topic of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to undertake data collection and analysis in a way which is appropriate to your research question and report on the significance of your findings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (credit)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject or have a Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field. If you do not meet the above requirements but have two or more years of relevant work experience, you are encouraged to apply. Relevant work experience could include working in a school or other educational setting, youth and community work, or an educational role in the public or private sector. All applicants must be employed in, or have sustained and appropriate voluntary access to, a relevant professional setting.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more